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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-28-2013, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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Rat Tail

My almost 5 month old pup has a rat tail. It's very sad. Will it stay this way or will he grow a brush/longer hair on his tail? It's very long (as in would probably touch the ground if he didn't carry it up). It also seems to have extra joints in it and sometimes it seems to move independently (I tell him he has a velociraptor tail).

He has a fairly close coat right now except along his spine. He looks like he has a faux hawk.

When do puppies' tail fill out?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-28-2013, 02:52 PM
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It should poof out! our pup will be 8 month and his tail is starting to poof more and more =)

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It seems to me that the pup has to catch up with the tail I worried about my Sting also - it looked like a rope and not a tail at all. Like Neko posted, around 8 months, the tail will start to fill out and your pup will have grown enough so it is looks like a gsd tail.


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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-28-2013, 10:15 PM
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It will catch up. ...trust us.......... then you will start to miss that nice tight puppy coat that doesn't shed.........and have tumbleweeds of GSD undercoat taking control of your house in no time.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-29-2013, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
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I won't mind when he gets some hair. His daddy keeps telling him to grow some hair on his freakishly long tail. It's been so long since I've had a GSD puppy, I can't remember when the different phases/milestones hit anymore! This guy is eating my lunch. He is soooo not obedient with the least distractions outside the home. I'll be glad when he matures a bit!

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